Christine Havrilla & Tret FurePaid
Ticket Price: $20.50, advance; $25.50, day of show
Pioneer female singer/songwriter Tret Fure teams up with modern live-looper Christine Havrilla for an evening of eclectic songs + storytelling! Tret + Christine will each play their own set of music & also join together for a few songs!
Tret Fure began her career at the age of 16, singing in coffeehouses and campuses in the Midwest. At 19, she moved to LA in hopes of obtaining a record deal. Within a year she was performing as guitarist and vocalist for Spencer Davis, touring with him and penning the single for his album “Mousetrap”. She went on to record her own album “Tret Fure” in 1973, on MCA/UNI Records, with the late Lowell George of Little Feat as her producer. With the success of that release, she opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the J Geils Band.
A prolific artist in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret Fure has released 17 albums and CDs over the course of her 51-year-career. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Fure has engineered and produced countless recordings by a variety of artists, including her own work.
In the early 80s, Tret moved to the independent side of the industry discovering the blossoming genre known as Women’s Music. She recorded with and produced some of the best of women’s music including mixing the legendary “Meg & Cris at Carnegie Hall” (1983). She worked as a duo with Cris Williamson throughout the 90s, producing, engineering and releasing 3 CDs together. Now after 9 acoustic releases on her own label, “Tomboy girl Records”, she has re-established herself in the folk world.
Award-winning Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences everywhere, touring nationally solo /live-looping, duo with Colleen Clark, and also with the support of her band, Gypsy Fuzz. Christine is releasing an EP in early 2023 called “California Night”, recorded in Bucks County by Jim Salamone at The Barn Studio.. Steel Notes Magazine raves, “Her Roots/Folk/Americana background coupled with that unique individuality that she possesses allows her to be a presence that steps into many genres and gives her the tools to crossover to different music formats.” California Night follows her 15 albums/EPs available to the world! Michaela Majoun, former DJ from 88.5 WXPN, applauds her “terrific, big sound”, while Philadelphia Magazine states, “She rocks!”
Christine, self-taught from the age of 5, has also shared the stage with an eclectic list of artists like Brandi Carlile, KT Tunstall, Shawn Colvin, Chely Wright, Howard Jones, Jeffrey Gaines, America, Trigger Hippy, Jill Sobule, Janis Ian, Patty Larkin, Karla Bonoff, Christopher Cross, Susan Werner, Vienna Teng, Antigone Rising, Dave Mason, & Davy Knowels. Listed with Takamine Guitar’s Worldwide Artists, Clayton Picks, and Telefunken Microphones, Christine can be found writing, recording, experimenting, writing music for the film “Yachatz”, playing bass for Mama’s Black Sheep, and working on an electronic-acoustic side-project called ALLIR MUSIC, while still bringing her “Neofunkadelicfolkpoptwangrock” to audiences everywhere!